“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis


Yes! I want to support the future of Wake County’s children!

Donors like you make a difference here. What if YOUR gift helped a family bond in their child’s first moments? What if YOUR gift kept a family safe and healthy? What if YOUR gift made the difference?

High-quality early childhood care and education ensures each child in every community is ready for school and life. Help us reach children with the greatest need by making your gift today. 

  • $50 can buy a set of indestructible books for busy toddlers
  • $100 can enroll a teacher in a professional development class
  • $500 can provide materials and plants to start a fruit and vegetable garden at a child care center
  • $1100 can provide one month of high-quality Pre-K classroom learning

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Tribute Gift

Want to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Perhaps an early childhood teacher, director or parent educator?  Just indicate that when you complete our online or printable donation form, and we’ll notify the honoree with a card acknowledging your gift.

Thank you for helping build a brighter future for young children!

WCSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible. For questions about your gift, please contact Phyllis Barbour, Director of Community Relations, at (919) 723-9271.

 Financial information about Wake County Smart Start and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.